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Monday, October 20, 2014

COCONUT : PART 1

I'm sure everyone know about coconut.
A very famous tropical plant.
A tropical area, especially the beaches are usually marked by so many groups of coconut trees.




Actually, we couldn't find these trees on every part of tropical countries.
We only find these tree have grown on the low land and the middle land area.
As a tropical plant, coconut is only grown on the warm-hot climate, so this plant couldn't stand on the upland tropics with the cool weather.
Indonesia is one of the biggest coconut producers in the world.
Through this series, we will talk a lot of things about coconut.
I hope you all will enjoy it...



In Indonesia, coconut is called 'kelapa'.
And we, Javanese, call it as 'klapa' or 'krambil'.
This plant is very useful, that all parts of this plant have so many benefit.
We can use all parts of this plant for so many purposes (we will talk more on the next parts).
So we call it as 'all purposes plant'.




OK, I think you all have ever seen the real coconut tree.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is a member of Palmae family.
This plant spread all over tropical area in the world.
In the wild life, this plant (the fallen old fruit) is spread by the sea wave.




The old-ripen fruit is usually fallen down to the grown.
This fruit could be self germinated if the fruit have a favorable condition.
We call the leafy fruit as 'cikal' or coconut seedling.



The fruit is usually sprouted 2-3 months, depend on the condition, especially humidity and the maturity of the fruit.
Look the traditional coconut nursery... so simple...
Just put the old mature fruits on the ground, especially on the part shady area with a medium humidity.
No watering... no fertilizing...
The fruit will sprouted soon.



The seedlings grow so slowly, so it's usually used as ornamental plant and grown as potted plant.
Although the leaf have appeared, but the root haven't appear yet until the real leaf is bearing.


14 comments:

  1. A multipurpose tree. Bagi saya yang selalu digunakan..santannya, air, isi muda dan lidi.

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    1. That's right Kak Mala. We use almost all parts of the tree.

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  2. Interesting coconut post. Looking forward to know how long it will take to grow mature and give coconuts.

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    1. Thank you, Janneke. I hope this post will so useful.

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  3. Very interesting. We are about a thousand miles north of where I have seen coconuts growing so we have to buy it at the grocery. So neat to see them in a nursery.

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    1. Thanks. Wow... so long! Yes, I know, coconut is only grown on hot area. It must be chilled on your area.

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  4. I love those photos of the coconut nursery! I look forward to reading more about coconuts.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I hope you will enjoy it.

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  5. I've seen the baby plants sold like this in garden centres as house plants. Like Sarah I love the photo of the rows of sprouting nuts

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    1. Yes, the baby coconut tree is usually sold as ornamental, especially the yellow leaves variety. It looks like an exotic palm tree.

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  6. I am looking forward to this post... Love the photo looking up and seeing the coconuts and leaves against the blue skies...just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! But I'm so sorry cause my pocket camera has low resolution.

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  7. Great photos . I am learning a lot . Looking forward to your next post.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Please enjoy this series.

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